Mental Health Awareness

When I shared my childhood mental health story, the community came together. What if more people shared their story and the term ‘you’re not alone’ swept the world?

This is the purpose of the ‘Mental Health Awareness’ series. It’s to give people a non-judgmental environment to share their story, in hope someone will relate to their experience.

A battle with Emetophobia *GUEST BLOG*


Trigger warning: this post contains talk of anorexia and being sick. Please don’t read if either of these things could upset you! 

No one likes being sick, I mean its hardly a pleasant experience. But for most people thats all it is, something they don’t like but thats just an unavoidable fact of life.

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It’s here again, the month of May.  Another month on the calendar for some, but for the millions upon millions of us living with mental illness this month is something special. May being Mental Health Awareness Month is a beacon of hope and a time for us to focus our efforts on spreading information regarding our lives with mental illness.

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Aoife’s story *GUEST BLOG*

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As a holistic therapist, I work with the four levels of being: physical, emotional, spiritual and mental. The balancing of the mental realm is just as critical to good health as the others. Mental health is something that a lot of people take for granted but when your mind is not at peace, it can feel like your world is falling apart. Communication with others can become more difficult and the stigma and isolation can be overwhelming.

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Reading for your mental wellbeing *GUEST BLOG*

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It should come as no surprise that as an English teacher, I am an advocate for reading. All through your school career parents, teacher and other adults harp on about how important reading is. Half of my job as a teacher is to convince students how reading is going to impact their GCSE results. But why does it matter so much? Apart from having the ability to take you anywhere in the world and offering great entertainment, it helps promote deeper and more critical thinking, widens vocabulary and a development of empathy for others. But you may also be surprised to know that is also works wonders on your health and mental wellbeing. I know; it seems unlikely that something that provides entertainment, inspiration and education can make your life better and healthier, but bear with me…

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